2014 Festivals and Events

The Settlement's annual family-friendly activities are designed to teach today's generation about the lives and lifestyles of past generations. (All times are Central.)

January 2014

Hog Butchering
A demonstration of one of the most fundamental parts of pioneer life — the use of livestock for food.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Saturday
January 18, 2014

February 2014

Classical Desserts
Get in the mood for Valentine's Day during this evening of live entertainment and a variety of homemade desserts, from cakes and pies to tarts and cookies.
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Saturday
February 1, 2014

Sacred Harp Singing
Old style singing A Cappella from shape notes with dinner on the grounds.
Starts at 9:30 a.m., Saturday
February 15, 2014

March 2014

Rummage Sale
The area's largest multiday rummage sale, which always packs the Settlement's Frink Gymnasium with items ranging from electronics and kitchen wares to clothing, linen, furniture and more.
7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Tuesday, & Thursday thru Saturday
March 1, 4, 6-8, 2014

Panhandle Folk Life Days
The Settlement's annual spring festival, featuring demonstrations of various aspects of the lives of Florida's pioneers.
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday
March 14-15, 2014

April 2014

Custom Knife Show & Sale
With one-of-a-kind custom knives.
8:00 a.m. - until., Saturday
April 26, 2014

May 2014

Quilt Show
Now is the time to show off your treasured quilts. Please RSVP.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Saturday
May 3, 2014

Bat Night
Watch a colony of bats depart for their nightly flight.
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday
May 9, 2014

August 2014

Ice Cream Social
Homemade ice cream and live entertainment!
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday
August 8, 2014

September 2014

Archaeology Day
A fun-filled day of exploration with historical and educational displays, Indian & rock artifacts, and more.
Noon to 4 p.m., Saturday
September 13, 2014

Peanut Boil
FREE boiled peanuts and live entertainment!
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Saturday
September 27, 2014

October 2014

Pioneer Day
The Settlement's annual fall festival, featuring vendors, food, music and demonstrations of cooking and other aspects of pioneer life.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Saturday
October 18, 2014

November 2014

Craft Fair
All kinds of handmade crafts - pottery, leather works, iron works, wood works, soap making, soapstone carving, shell carving, needlepoint, quilting, candle making, Native American, basket weaving, jewelry makers, crochet, glass, knives, and so much more.
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday
November 8, 2014

Antique Tool Show & Sale
7:30 a.m. to noon., Vendors please RSVP. The Saturday before Thanksgiving
November 22, 2014

Sugar Cane Syrup Making Day
A delicious demonstration of the pioneer way of making syrup - served with a country breakfast. Syrup making DVD will be available for purchase. The Saturday after Thanksgiving - 8:00 a.m.
November 29, 2014

December 2014

Christmas Celebration
Following the Blountstown Christmas Parade.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.,
December 6, 2014


Pioneer Classes

For information on educational pioneer classes which are scheduled throughout the year, please visit Pioneer Classes at the Settlement.